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92_SB1113enr SB1113 Enrolled LRB9208164EGfg 1 AN ACT in relation to county law enforcement employees. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing 5 Section 3-8010 as follows: 6 (55 ILCS 5/3-8010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8010) 7 Sec. 3-8010. Certification of applicants. The 8 appointment of all personnel subject to the jurisdiction of 9 the Merit Commission shall be made by the sheriff from those 10 applicants who have been certified by the Commission as being 11 qualified for appointment. A Commission may, by its rules 12 and regulations, set forth the minimum requirements for 13 appointment to any position. In addition, the Commission's 14 review of any application may include examinations, 15 investigations or any other method consistent with recognized 16 merit principles, which in the judgment of the Commission is 17 reasonable and practical for any particular classification. 18 Different examining procedures may be set for the 19 examinations in different classifications but all 20 examinations in the same classification shall be uniform. 21 However, the Merit Commission may by regulation provide that 22 applicants who have served with another sheriff's office, a 23 police department, or any other law enforcement agency, or 24 who are graduate law enforcement interns as defined in the 25 Law Enforcement Intern Training Act, may be exempt from one 26 or more of the minimum requirements for appointment. 27 Preference may be given in such appointments to persons who 28 have honorably served in the military or naval services of 29 the United States. 30 The sheriff shall make appointments from those persons 31 certified by the Commission as qualified for appointment. If SB1113 Enrolled -2- LRB9208164EGfg 1 the sheriff rejects any person so certified, the sheriff 2 shall notify the Commission in writing of such rejection. 3 The rules and regulations of a Commission shall provide 4 that all initial appointees shall serve a probationary period 5 of 12 months during which time they may be discharged at the 6 will of the sheriff. 7 (Source: P.A. 86-962.) 8 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 9 becoming law.
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